April 19, 2011

Successful Non-Use Cancellation of a Well-Established Trademark

Thailand: IP Developments, Tilleke & Gibbins Client Newsletter

The cancellation of a trademark based on non-use is relatively rare in Thailand. When the cancellation action is launched against a trademark that has previously been renewed, success is even more uncommon. Yet Tilleke & Gibbins recently succeeded in cancelling two trademark registrations which had been valid for more than 20 years. These decisions by the Board of Trademarks demonstrate that such actions can be successful, given the right circumstances.